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Federal suit claims discrimination at Stemilt

WENATCHEE — A former human resources director for Stemilt Growers has sued in federal court, claiming she and other Hispanic and female employees suffered discrimination at the agricultural firm.

Snowpack shrivels above Lake Chelan

CHELAN — Snowpack in the mountains that feed Lake Chelan was 63 percent of average Monday, down 20 points from early February, but that doesn’t mean the region has been dry, Chelan County PUD data shows.

That’s no power outage! That’s a thief!

QUINCY — When Cherry Creek Radio's KWWW in Wenatchee went off the air early Monday morning, employees called the Grant County PUD, assuming there was a power outage at the station’s transmitter site on Monument Hill near Quincy.

Three Fingers must go, judge orders

WENATCHEE — A judge has entered a final order for the removal of the controversial Three Fingers — three man-made spits of earth that have jutted into Lake Chelan for 50 years.

Tumbleweed snags downtown group’s top honor

WENATCHEE — A combination jewelry, fashion accessory and art shop was named the Best of Downtown by the Wenatchee Downtown Association at its annual awards dinner Thursday.

Chelan anti-union petitions struck down in court

WENATCHEE — A Chelan County judge on Thursday became the latest to reject a set of union-busting public initiatives forwarded to city councils statewide — this time in Chelan.

Five Things to Know about Farm to School

Farm to School is a nationwide movement to get more fresh, locally grown food into school meals and raise awareness about local agriculture.  

Restaurateur couple faces felony tax charges

WENATCHEE — Two Cashmere restaurateurs are accused of falsifying tax returns to the state, disguising more than $250,000 in business taxes they collected but did not pay.

Applewood owners charged with tax fraud

Two Wenatchee restaurateurs are accused of falsifying tax returns to the state, disguising more than $250,000 in business taxes they collected but did not pay.

Olds Station annexation may take more than a year

WENATCHEE — A proposal to annex the Olds Station industrial area into the city may not happen until April 2016 because of a lengthy review by the county assessor, city officials say.

Ag Safety Day coming Wednesday

WENATCHEE — Learn to handle pesticide drift, recognize drugs in the workplace and respond to violence at work during the 11th annual Agriculture Safety Day set for this week.